GINA MARMONTI, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Gina Marmonti, assistant director, began assistant teaching at DPU in 1980. She received her dance training at DPU, with Stanley Herbert, Broadway Dance Center, and Dupree Dance Studio in Los Angeles . Growing up, Gina was a Cinderella and Sunflower Beauty and Talent Title holder and won numerous awards as a solo and group dancer at regional and local competitions. She has been certified by test to teach as a member of Dance Educators of America . She has performed for local production companies, on the St. Louis Variety Telethon, for numerous charity and community events, as well as with DPU in Australia and Russia, Gina has served as a judge for talent competitions, and has also worked as a pre-school teacher. She continues her training by attending dance conventions on a regular basis. Gina says one of the greatest joys is using her patience and personality to get through to even the most apprehensive young dancers and then seeing their passion for dance develop and remain with them into teen and adulthood. She loves working with dancers of all ages and continues to further her dance education yearly by attending conventions and master classes. Gina most recently attended Adrenaline Nationals in Las Vegas this summer. She is the mother of three wonderful boys; Gavin, Dominic, and Antonio.